ABU DHABI, Dubai Investments, the leading, diversified investments company listed on the Dubai Financial Market, has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Emirates Float Glass, EFG, has accomplished a unique recognition by achieving one million man-hours without Loss Time Injury, LTI, for the second time in its history.

The massive recognition for the EFG, which is part of Glass LLC and the first state-of-the-art integrated float glass facility in the UAE, reflects its commitment to adhering to occupational health and safety guidelines.

Ghassan Mashal, General Manager of the EFG, received the recognition award and a certificate to mark the milestone from Nabeel Saleh Al Awlaqi, HSE Director at the Industrial Development Bureau, IDB, during a ceremony at the EFG plant in Abu Dhabi. Saeed Eisa Al Khyeli, Director-General of ZonesCorp, was the chief guest on the occasion.

In his comments, Mashal said, "The EFG is honoured to achieve this special milestone and appreciation award for the second time, which is a testimony of the company's commitment towards safe working environment for all its employees and adhering to the best occupational, health and safety standards.

"This milestone is commendable, considering the risks and hazards involved in the float glass manufacturing processes. The EFG is thankful to the Department of Economic Development, DED, IDB, Abu Dhabi Occupational Safety and Health Centre, OSHAD, ZonesCorp and other government authorities for their support in achieving this milestone."

The macro approach of the EFG in occupational health and safety has contributed significantly to the company's performance and the LTI incident rate has been completely eliminated since the 4th quarter of 2012. The EFG is committed to preventing and minimising any adverse occupational health, safety and environmental impacts and risks arising from activities, products or services.

Source: Emirates News Agency